Land customs department foils attempt to smuggle huge bulk of cash

  • 10 months   ago

The land customs department in Qatar has foiled an attempt to smuggle a huge sum of money into the country.

The customs department in a social media post stated that the bulk of currency notes were found hidden in a car.

A seizure report was issued and the traveller was referred to the competent security authorities for not acknowledging/declaring the money and for intentionally hiding it. 


The General Authority of Customs called on all travellers to fill out the customs declaration when entering or leaving the country. This is if they are in possession of cash, jewellery, or negotiable financial instruments worth more than QR50,000.

This comes in implementation of the provisions of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Law No. 20 of 2019, and Cabinet Resolution No. 41 issuing its executive regulations which aims to protect the security of society from the risks of money laundering and terrorist financing in all its forms.